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Women's Room, Sunnyside Asylum, about 1883

Women's Room, Sunnyside Asylum, about 1883

This is the women's room at the Sunnyside Asylum in Christchurch, around 1883. While other hospital care became more specialised over the 20th century, psychiatric hospitals had always been stand-alone buildings administered separately from other hospitals.

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Reference: PhotoCD 3, IMG0019
Photograph by Burton Brothers

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - Spas, sanatoriums and surgery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022